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Jeb Bush Says He's Not Seeking White House
WINS News ^ | 6/1/05

Posted on 06/01/2005 10:34:37 AM PDT by areafiftyone

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday brushed off his father's public suggestions that he should run for president.

Gov. Bush, who has repeatedly and sometimes testily said he won't run for the White House in 2008, was asked Wednesday morning about the remarks made by his father, former President George H.W. Bush, on Tuesday's edition of CNN's Larry King Live.

"Oh, Lord," Gov. Bush said as he laughed. Shaking his head, he said: "I love my dad."

Asked if he is running, the younger Bush simply shook his head no.

Former President Bush had said the night before that he would like to see the Florida governor run for the White House.

"Someday I would, yes," said the elder Bush, who turns 81 this month. He said Jeb Bush would be "awfully good" as president.

"This guy's smart, big and strong," he said of his son. "Makes the decisions. And you know, not without controversy, but he's led that state."

The elder Bush said "the timing's wrong" because Jeb Bush has said "he doesn't want to do it." But the former president then added: "Nobody believes that."

Jeb Bush will end his second term as governor in January 2007. His brother George ends his second presidential term in January 2009. Neither can seek re-election because of term limits.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bluff; jeb2008; jebbush

1 posted on 06/01/2005 10:34:38 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

Thank God. The last thing we need is yet another internationalist, open borders Bush in charge of the country.


2 posted on 06/01/2005 10:38:01 AM PDT by StoneColdGOP ("The Republican Party is the France of politics" - Laz)
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To: StoneColdGOP

The border turnstyle was my first thought as well.


3 posted on 06/01/2005 10:40:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Anyone who thinks we believe Hillary on any issue is truly a moron.)
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To: areafiftyone

Actually, I'd love to see a Bush campaign for president . . . but I want that Bush to be George P. and the race to happen in 2024 or 2028!


4 posted on 06/01/2005 10:43:14 AM PDT by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: StoneColdGOP

Didn't think he was going to run anyway. He had said as much a long time ago. It's his father who is pushing it.


5 posted on 06/01/2005 10:43:45 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone

After weekly scandals, numerous abducted children due to released sex offenders and then the Terri Schaivo spouse assisted murder, he's still being ASKED? Yeesh!


6 posted on 06/01/2005 10:43:58 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Nonetheless, he is better than George. I would have preferred him over George anyday.


7 posted on 06/01/2005 10:46:23 AM PDT by econ_grad
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To: areafiftyone
Good move.
8 posted on 06/01/2005 10:47:18 AM PDT by b4its2late (It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.)
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To: StoneColdGOP
The last thing we need is yet another internationalist, open borders Bush in charge of the country.
AMEN!
9 posted on 06/01/2005 10:49:48 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Exactly!! And we all know that Florida had no problems with sexual deviates until HE became Governor!! And he did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for Terri Schivo!! And don't forget ... they have had HURRICANES since he was a Governor!!

Give me a break!! With some of you it is all black and no white ... if you don't get 100% of everything you look for in a Governor or a President he is a total failure!
10 posted on 06/01/2005 10:51:55 AM PDT by Preacher777
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To: econ_grad

"Nonetheless, he is better than George. I would have preferred him over George anyday."

I remember reading some scuddlebutt somewhere that the family always called Jeb "The Smart One" and they were very surprised when George got the nod and not Jeb.


11 posted on 06/01/2005 10:53:26 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: areafiftyone

....dang! I love Jeb...the whole damn Bush family too...


12 posted on 06/01/2005 10:54:25 AM PDT by smiley
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To: areafiftyone

McCain is not seeking the WH either.....


13 posted on 06/01/2005 10:54:34 AM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: GrandEagle

Nope, let's go for Mike Pence instead.


14 posted on 06/01/2005 10:54:43 AM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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To: areafiftyone
Jeb could get the nod for vice-president under President Chaney and then run for president in four or eight years.

Voters might feel less concerned over Chaney's health if they knew a person of Jeb's competence was waiting in the batter's box.

Or Jeb could serve in a number of cabinet posts for eight years and then run.

But first we have to win in 2008 and a small but vocal group of third party loyalists posing as Republicans are jeopardizing that.

15 posted on 06/01/2005 10:55:41 AM PDT by bayourod (Unless we get over 40% of the Hispanic vote in 2008, President Hillary will take all your guns away.)
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To: Preacher777

Well, those things happened on his watch, and people in charge tend to get blamed whether it's their fault or not. I'm just surprised that the media keeps publishing stories about this. Well, wait. I guess I'm NOT, LOL!

But, if I had a decent Governor, I guess I'd support him, too. I'd still trade you my Governor for yours, anyday. 2006 can't come fast enough for me for us to get rid of Jim Doyle!


16 posted on 06/01/2005 10:56:58 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: bayourod

LOL I don't think Cheney is running. But that would be interesting if he ran.


17 posted on 06/01/2005 10:57:14 AM PDT by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sounds like you bought hook line and sinker into the MSM's bad press of Florida. Think about it.

I don't want him to run for President either, but he has been a great Governor. The majority of folks in Florida, except the blue state transplants love him.


18 posted on 06/01/2005 11:02:05 AM PDT by poobear (Native, NOT a transplant from a 'gimme' state)
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To: RockinRight
I am unfamiliar with him. Good Prospect?
19 posted on 06/01/2005 11:03:13 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: areafiftyone
Didn't think he was going to run anyway. He had said as much a long time ago.

Dick Morris advised him to say that, just like he advised Hillary to say she wasn't running for NY Senator.

</remove tongue from cheek>

20 posted on 06/01/2005 11:06:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: GrandEagle

It would be will worth your time to pay attention to him.He is the next Ronald Reagan and he MUST be our nominee
in 2008.


21 posted on 06/01/2005 11:07:25 AM PDT by Gipper08 (MIKE PENCE IN 2008)
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To: GrandEagle

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2005/5/8/143759.shtml

http://www.yuricareport.com/Medicare/MedicareBillArmTwistingTactics.html
http://www.theconservativevoice.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=2428
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=2542
http://thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Frontpage/031705/gop.html


22 posted on 06/01/2005 11:10:13 AM PDT by Gipper08 (MIKE PENCE IN 2008)
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To: Gipper08
Thanks, I was just plundering around his web site a bit. I'll look into it more.

Cordially,
GE
23 posted on 06/01/2005 11:10:13 AM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: econ_grad

I would't be so sure. I believe Jeb is to the left of his big brother.We must have a true conservative in 2008!


24 posted on 06/01/2005 11:11:50 AM PDT by Gipper08 (MIKE PENCE IN 2008)
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To: GrandEagle; Gipper08
Yup. Literally the next Ronald Reagan if he plays his cards right. Fiscally AND socially conservative, currently a US Representative from Indiana. Young, charismatic, very popular in his own district. He lacks name recognition but we're working on that. If given a fair opportunity head-to-head against Hitlery Clinton he would annihilate her in 2008.

Gipper08 has more info on Mike Pence.
25 posted on 06/01/2005 11:15:05 AM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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To: econ_grad

I would have preferred Jeb too. I like listening to him talk. Words come so easily to him. He is smart, smart, smart. Seems like a good guy.

I would definitely vote for him.


26 posted on 06/01/2005 12:35:53 PM PDT by somerville
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To: poobear

You may be right. You'd think I'd know by now to go to the source: The FReople. ;)


27 posted on 06/01/2005 12:38:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
No problem.

I love Wisconsin and its fine folks. More fresh water lakes than Florida. Great water skiing!

I like your tag line too. ;D!
28 posted on 06/01/2005 12:42:55 PM PDT by poobear
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To: poobear

Thanks. It encompasses both my loathing of EnviroWackos and my love of Chocolate. :)


29 posted on 06/01/2005 12:58:59 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: areafiftyone
It's his father who is pushing it.

The last father who pushed and connived to build a presidential dynasty went and lobotomized his daughter…

30 posted on 06/01/2005 6:37:53 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support a platform that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.3.7)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Remember: Larry Thing was asking the question, right?


31 posted on 06/01/2005 6:41:34 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support a platform that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.3.7)
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